July 26, 2021

56 years ago, The Kinks and The Moody Blues made their US debuts

56 years ago, on June 19, 1965, The Kinks Y The Moody Blues They made their live debut in the United States when they performed at the New York Academy of Music.

Both groups were part of the so-called “British Invasion” of the sixties, of which there are also mentioned, among others, The Beatles, The Hollies Y The Who.

The band led by the Davies brothers profoundly influenced what years later would be the rock movement of the North American nation.

After a brief tour of North America and for reasons that have never been fully clarified, The Kinks were banned from playing in America for four years, which left them out of the phenomenon that compatriots like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones starred in that territory.

It took 15 years for the quartet, one of the most influential and revered of the golden age of classic rock, to finally materialize its long-awaited American dream, with massive tours of that country between the late 70s and early 80s. .

And it took several more years for its leader, Ray Davies, to decide to transform this experience into music.

The Moody Blues

The Moody Blues began their career at the Decca performing R&B music.

In the late 1960s, with the departure of Denny Laine from the group and the entry of Justin Hayward, The Moody Blues abandoned these early sounds to embrace psychedelia, prog-rock, and orchestral sounds.

They achieved immortality thanks to the song Nights In White Satin and records like Days Of Futured Passed, On The Treshold Of a Dream O In The Search Of The Lost Chord.

The Moody Blues

The band originally consisted of singer / guitarist Denny Laine, keyboardist and vocalist Mike Pinder, vocalist, flute and harmonica player Ray Thomas, bassist Clint Warwick, and drummer Graeme Edge.